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'2010s' Archive

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11 Featured in Article on Young Adults Coming Together to Cope with Cancer

Posted June 22, 2015

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11, who was diagnosed at 22 with a rare colon cancer and a rare soft-tissue tumor thought to be an offshoot of the colon cancer, is among the young adults featured in “Strength in Numbers.” The article profiles Fisher-Vance and others who have formed or joined groups for young adult survivors of cancer. […]

Generation Progress Spotlights Lauren Footman ’14

Posted June 15, 2015

Lauren Footman ’14 is the Atlantic Regional Organizer for the Generation Progress Gun Violence Prevention Network. Generation Progress recently featured Footman on their website: Footman grew up in Yeadon, PA but it was during her time at Bryn Mawr that she began to become heavily involved in social justice advocacy. “I started a college chapter […]

Tech Start-Up Founded by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 Profiled by Buffalo Business First

Posted January 22, 2015

HandStack, a company co-founded and run by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 was the subject of a recent Buffalo Business First article about the challenges start-ups face in finding funding. From the article: Tech startups with talented teams are becoming more common in Buffalo, but HandStack’s place is far from certain. The company’s challenges are symbolic […]

Mansi Gupta ’10 Turns Trash to Treasure with New Leather Goods Company

Posted September 25, 2014
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Mansi Gupta ’10 has gone from being a computer science and economics major at Bryn Mawr to being a designer. Mansi recently graduated with a master’s degree from New York’s School of Visual Arts and has co-founded TRMTAB, a company that upcycles waste created in traditional leather good factories to create refined leather products, currently […]

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, Awarded Research Fellowship to Berlin

Posted September 25, 2014

Katherine Rochester, M.A. ’12, was named a research fellow by the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Katherine was awarded the fellowship in order to conduct archival and collections-based research in Germany to support her dissertation, “Animating Ornament: From Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Films towards a Theory of the Decorative in Animation.” Her research […]

Mattie Wechsler ’14 Publishes Essay on Public Books

Posted September 11, 2014

Mattie Wechsler ’14 has published an essay on the online review Public Books, titled “This is What I Mean When I Tell my Dad He’s Alright.” The essay discusses Wechsler’s relationship with her father and their common love of language and linguistics. This essay won the Katherine Fullerton Gerould Award Prize through Bryn Mawr’s Creative […]

Ashley Gavin ’10 Appears in Women Techmakers Video

Posted April 24, 2014

Women Techmakers aims to raise awareness of innovative women leaders in technology and inspire others to join the field. One of the project’s most recent videos features Ashley Gavin ’10, director of curriculum at Girls Who Code.

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Writes About the Importance of Culturally Accurate Children’s Literature in The Huffington Post

Posted October 31, 2013
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An opinion piece by Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 about cultural content in children’s literature was posted by The Huffington Post on Oct. 23. In the article, Ahenkorah not only speaks about her experiences growing up in Ghana without access to books that represented her own culture and realities, but also discusses how an increase of these […]

Ntshadi Mofokeng ’12 Named to “200 Young South Africans, 2013” List

Posted August 27, 2013

Ntshadi Mofokeng ’12 was named among the “200 Young South Africans, 2013” by Mail and Guardian, Africa’s first online newspaper. Each year, Mail and Guardian finds 200 young people, aged 35 and under, who were born in South Africa or made it their home, and are “full of talent, dreams, and drive.” After graduating from […]

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Named New Voice Fellow

Posted July 2, 2013
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Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was selected as one of the inaugural members of the New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. This fellowship is an initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. According to their press release, “The fellowship, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, […]

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